Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Mavis Beacon Is Not Amused

In times like these, the pearl of a decent satire is beyond price. The Onion just hasn't been the same since their move to the big city, Monty Python is no more, and even though The National Lampoon is still out there somewhere, its last decent year was 1975. So thanks to commenter shpx.ohfu who left a link on a post of mine over at Corrente to a Wikipedia parody called The Uncyclopedia, with gems like this:

"Stereotype Reassignment Surgery

Stereotype Reassignment Surgery is a newly invented technique allowing national, ethnic and social groups who are fed up with their current stereotypes to trade them with another group. To date, only a few groups have made use of this procedure, as extensive sociological testing is required before the operation can begin."
Followed by "case studies" from customers both satisfied and disgruntled. (Actually, Mavis Beacon for real is staring at me atop the computer shelf right now, and she is not amused.)

In the wondrous pages of the Uncyclopedia you can also explore the joys of kitten huffing,, learn the secret to the ascendancy of the Right ("A popular right-wing game, called "beat the odds," involves reproducing so much that you become the majority in a two party system. Then, at least eight identical brothers should enter politics to stay away from habit forming all night liquor/crack binges. Afterwards, run for president. Keep using crack"), or enjoy a shot of Her Majesty's Royal Flying Rat's Ass.

Like Wikipedia, it's open for editing to anyone with the nerve and the talent. Personally, I figure I might as well give it a shot.

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